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General Discussion / Re: Fuel line size
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:35:13 AM »
Thanks Chet.  I'll give that a try.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Gear oil through high pressure gun
« on: January 09, 2013, 02:09:55 PM »
Very interesting, Ian.  What weight oil do you use?  I have always used grease in all areas with Alemite fittings and 85-140 gear lube in the transmission (gear box) and rear axle.


General Discussion / Re: Fuel line size
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:29:02 AM »

I'll send you a few via email.  I can only scan old photos one page at a time and these are > 512kb limit for this site.  Maybe this is the year for a digital cam.


General Discussion / Re: Fuel line size
« on: January 02, 2013, 11:53:39 PM »
Yes, it is - thanks racertb!

The air cleaner is a flat, light gray color and I believe is the only painted part that did not get repainted.

The vac tank, I've seen natural and black, don't know if both could be correct.  From the POC Judging Guide, March 2000, "Vacuum advance units, carburetors and fuel pumps shall be the natural "as cast" color."  Unfortunately, this doesn't address vac tank by name, but hey, it is a fuel pump.

Maybe someone else knows for sure.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Exhaust muffler
« on: January 02, 2013, 11:24:20 PM »
Ian,  all measurements taken from installed parts, I did not measure the circumferences.

Exhaust pipe 1 5/8" dia on car when purchased in 1965

Tail pipe 1 1/2" dia, I believe size is correct based on fragment of pipe in rear hangar

Muffler 18" overall length, about 6" diameter, I know this was replaced and can't claim correct, original dimensions, but it looks proportionally ok

Good luck to you,  frank

General Discussion / Re: Fuel line size
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:55:29 PM »
I started with a 1/4" copper line, vac tank/carb.  That broke where I made the flange.  Tried a flex gas line.  That also finally caved - probably due to the way I installed it.  Now have a steel line as you can see in pic.  No problems so far.  Is this correct?  Wasn't noted as wrong when judged by POC.  Did get a gig for not having a cardboard tag on the correct carb, though.  frank

General Discussion / Re: greetings
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »
Well, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all.  It is good to be home again.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Sometimes you have to make your own parts...
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:31:02 PM »
Great looking roadster!!  That trip would have been even more fun, especially with Daytona topper!

General Discussion / Re: Distance Driving
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:23:19 PM »
I hope you had a safe and uneventful trip.  That would have been fun!

In 2001, drove about 220 mile to POC National meet on a Thursday.  Saturday drove 215 to wife's nieces' wedding.  Sunday, 240 back home.  One particular back road was memorable, a first gear hill out of the Mississippi River valley.  I was thinking how much fun it would be to back up that sucker in a Model A!!
In 2002, about 165 one way to another POC meet.  A lot of seat time!

What spare parts did you take?

General Discussion / Re: I need some advise...
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »
Kim, I add my encouragement, too.  Getting back home and checking the forum, gets the juices flowing to work on mine.   Can't do much without a heated garage in Minnesota, so will get satisfaction from your accomplishments and what other folks are working on.

General Discussion / Re: Comfortable Crusing Speed of Your Plymouth
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:59:51 PM »
The 35 to 40 range is also good for me, although it is very road surface dependent.  50 on new asphalt was a pleasure.
I do know, the older I get, the lower the "comfortable speed!"


General Discussion / Re: License Plate Holders for Headlight Bar
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:45:23 PM »
I have seen similar brackets for sale at flea markets, but have no idea if they were a Plymouth part.  Good luck!!

General Discussion / Re: Repairing pot metal
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:48:14 PM »
Good info, OM, thanks.  From now on I'll definitely be more gentle when closing and keep latches, etc lubed.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Repairing pot metal
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:45:56 PM »
Thanks, Craig.  If casting saves a dollar with good results, I'm for that.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Repairing pot metal
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:20:33 PM »
Thank you, Tony.  I did not think to ask when the nickel was re-plated on my good hardware.  It sounds like my other stuff really has gone to pot!

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